Monday, January 28, 2013

Living Room Makeover: Sneak Peek

Last September, I moved into my first "grown up" apartment with one of my college roommates. (I lived with my parents for two years after I graduated.)  We had a big, old blue leather sofa that was super comfy and worn in, but definitely a little on the worn out, and not so stylish, side.  It was certainly time for an upgrade!

With a new couch came all kinds of other additions, and the roomie and I are on our way to a super cute living room that matches our style and personalities.  We still have some finishing touches to do before the room is complete, but here's a sneak peek into some of the details!

I shopped around for a while before deciding that this couch from Macy's was the one.  I knew I wanted a neutral color, but nothing too bland that would blend in with our apartment walls, and nothing too stark white/ivory that wouldn't stay new and fresh for long!  I love the color of this one, and the style of the back.
Being TCU grads, we had to incorporate some purple with the pillows!

In that picture you can see the beginnings of another project- our gallery wall above the couch.  All of the photographs were taken by the roommate and I during our various world travels.  I've wanted a gallery wall for a while now, and being a travel lover, it already makes me happy every time I look at it!

Important question for y'all- what should we put on the little shelf?  We are thinking something purple, but are open to suggestions! Colors, item, good places to look?

And, when I saw this chair, I knew it belonged in our living room.  How perfect is that back?! I originally had it in front of a window, but realized the detail would never be seen, and that would truly be a shame! So now its home is near the fireplace, angled in front of a floor lamp.

More to come after our living room makeover is complete!  

Helene in Between


  1. i looooove how you did those pictures. will you come over and help me?!

    but seriously..

  2. Oh my gosh! How cute! I love it! And the pillows match the back of the chair! Y'all are precious.


  3. I love that chair!!! Looks awesome!

  4. LOVE the gallery wall! Hobby Lobby always has cute home decor stuff :)

  5. Hi there, I am here via the blog hop and now follow on GFC, I will link my bog below so you can follow back if you like my blog too. x
    I lived in the DFW area for 10 years, in Plano, but I moved back home to England three years ago, can't say I miss the Summers lol
    I love your sofa, and your apartment could be a show home, I should know I managed apartments in DFW for 10 years! For the little shelf did you and your roomie buy any small souvenirs of you travels? Because that would tie in beautifully with your art wall.
    Angela x

    1. You are so sweet, and totally flatter us-- to think that it could actually be a show home! What a great idea about a souvenir on the shelf! Thanks so much : ) I will go check out your blog right now!

  6. Nicely done! I love all the photos and arrangement. A splash of purple might make it perfect.

    1. yes, you read our minds! totally in search of that splash of purple!

  7. Hi, don't forget as part of the 'I Love My Post' blog hop, you have to follow all the hosts and co-hosts(including me) to take part :)


  8. Love the room makeover! Thanks for sharing all the pictures! Post more! =) I just became your newest follower.

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